Aer Lingus

About this airline

About

Ireland's legacy flag carrier Aer Lingus has been morphing over the course of the last several years into a low-cost airline. Flying to major airports across Europe, and as of recently North America and Dubai, Aer Lingus is dependable and well established. Fares can be quite low, though advance purchase fares don't quite compare to those offered by that other Irish low-cost carrier, Ryanair.


Upside

Airline is well established and serves major airports.

Downside

Connections beyond Europe are not very good, thus dulling one distinctive draw. Frequent delays and unhelpful staff are common complaints.

Baggage


Within Europe

• Carry-on: One bag up to 10 kg (7kg for regional flights), plus one personal item.
• Checked: €15 per bag booked online (€20 at airport). Plus-fare tickets get one bag free. Flex-fare tickets include two checked bags. Max 9 bags with combined weight of 20 kg. Over 20 kgs, fees apply. No single bag over 32 kg (70 lbs) is allowed.


To/From Europe

• Carry-on: One bag up to 10 kg (7kg for regional flights), plus one personal item.
• Checked: One bag under 23 kg free (two free with flex ticket and three free in business class). Additional bags must be booked for a €50 fee.

* Please visit Aer Lingus’s website for more information on its baggage policy.


Seating

You may select seats online at time of booking.


Check-in and Ticketing

Aer Lingus offers online-check in for most flights and is available from 30 hours in advance until 2 minutes before the scheduled departure time.  Times vary for US airports.  Checked baggage is accepted from passengers who check-in online.


Fun Fact

All Aer Lingus planes bear the name of an Irish saint.

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